Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
4.63/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Picked up one bottle of this up in Totowa, having never has this before. I didn't know what to expect from this beer and after quietly and slowly enjoying this, I have to say that this is the richest beer and maybe the richest liquid that I've ever ingested.
The booze was so well hidden and the flavors meshed so well together that this almost didn't feel like beer, If it were possible to take rich coffee, chocolate, vanilla extract, bourbon, and port and brew them together, something like this would emerge. Thankfully, I don't have to do that as i can just savor this for all that it's worth!
Great pour to this, as the dark, silky liquid made it's way out of the glass about as smoothly as possible. A nice tan head left it's mark even though it wasn't terribly large or long-lasting. Lots of coffee, vanilla, and deep chocolate in the nose. No powder or milk here - this was the real deal and boy was it intoxicating. Once I took a good taste of this, everything just became that much more magnified. Even cheese could be felt here - something creamy like Brie came to mind as the mouthfeel of this left a smooth coating on my mouth and palate after each sip and well after I polished this off. The bourbon and cherry/port flavors added a lot of depth to this, on top of the exotic chocolate and coffee notes that I expected here, but even those were above those that I usually would find in a beer available during the Winter months.
To be fair, this was strong. Really really strong and not something to be messed with. This wasn't cheap but the price was well worth it as the strength of the bourbon-like booze and the underlying woodiness of it reminded me that this was no ordinary beer. It's pretty rare to find something so varied as this that also felt so harmonious at the same time and even more rare to find a beer that reminded me at the time I drank it of how impressive a "liquid bread" can be. The truly great beers make you feel at the time of their consumption that you're damn lucky to be alive in a place and time where sheer happiness is obtainable and thankfully, this was one of those beers that reminded me of why I love beer so much. If you can find it, ignore the price posted and just get this. All 5 of your senses will thank you indefinitely.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 10:19:29 | More by JerzDevl2000
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4.55/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2012 Bourbon County Bomber bought by houdiniRN and drank at Eagle Street Grille in St. Paul Minnesota during the laughable migration week in the twin cities.
The beer was nice and dark, mouthfeel was amazing as with all bourbon county beers, nice and thick almost like a milkshake...
Taste was more similar to reg bourbon county stout as the coffee had faded a bit, but I feel like thats why this beer shined..with 1-2 years on this beer this was perfectly balanced (but this is coming from a guy that isn't a huge coffee stout fan)
Better than KBS
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 03:42:10 | More by TboneRN
4.24/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served as the grand finale for the goose island themed tasting. Short notes from 7/27/14. Bottled 11/15/13. Served in a snifter.
A&S: Dark black colored beer, oily residue on the top, likely from the added coffee. Head doesn't hang around all that much, but when it was present it was a light brown color. Very deep black coffee tones, smells like straight chilled black coffee. The aroma hangs out at the same level the whole tasting.
T&M: Not the most complex or evolving beer. I expected the potent coffee tones to mellow and for the beer to develop into this grand mixture of black coffee, dark chocolates, toffee, etc. However this flavors didn't really come to fruition. Boozy whiskey tones were also present. The taste stayed dominated by coffee the whole way through, it gave way a bit but not really all that much. Body was full and on the creamy side, carbonation was low.
Overall: I don't think it was the aging condition, because the goose island barleywine was superb, so I have no clue. Don't get me wrong this beer is still an very excellent beer I just wouldn't put it was the 2nd highest ranking beer on BA.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 00:35:35 | More by minterro
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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